Dr. Anthony Filly

Radiology
Stanford, CA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Carmel, CA

Address

27201 Prado del sol, Carmel, CA
Directions

About

Bio

After graduating from medical school I entered an internal medicine residency at Duke University. While I enjoyed what I was doing, after practicing as an internist for a year, I found my true passion which was radiology. I completed a radiology residency at Stanford University with a mini-fellowship in MRI, followed by a full fellowship in ultrasound at the University of California San Francisco. While this is a comprehensive ultrasound fellowship, the focus was on OB/Gyn scanning. I am now in a great private practice in Monterey, CA which is an amazing place to live. I am also a visiting clinical professor at Stanford. I continue to teach the residents there and lecture on ultrasound at the yearly UCSF review course. A few years ago, I also started my own ultrasound teleradiology company.

Specialties
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Radiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

402 Answers
190 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
None: They will give you screening form to assess for any possible contraindications but assuming three are none, its very very safe.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Subtract: 7 weeks 4 days. This will give you a rough estimate. Makes some assumptions such as a 28 day menstrual cycle and accurate measurements on ultrasound.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Depends: The ultrasound is very accurate in first trimester. If you are actually going to be 14 weeks by ultrasound dating on may 16th, then you would subtract... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
No: If you have any vaginal bleeding during pregnancy you should see your doctor.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Outside joint: When you are doing the injection, to a certain degree you are guessing where the joint is based on the image. It is not uncommon to inject outside the... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Depends : What it actually means is that the two fluid filled cavities in the brain called ventricles are slightly different in size. It is important only if o... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: You had a heart attack at age 18? If the heart attack does not affect the whole wall then the wall motion can remain normal.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
? Adverse reaction: Some people have what we call paradoxical reactions to medicines. Pain pill gives headache or sedative makes them agitated. Try a different pain medic... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Different appearance: Venous vs arterial infarcts tend to have a different distribution on MRI but if the is a ideation of venous infarct, i would suggest an mr venogram.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Need to follow: Your LMP at this point is less important. Need to document normal progression by ultrasound. It's hard to say exactly based on what you wrote but it d... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
No: People usually use the term "thin blood" to mean anticoagulate or make the blood less likely to clot. This would be the last thing you would want to d... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Yes: In general unfortunately this will tend to worsen over time. You may never need anything done for it though. Best bet is to maintain strength and mob... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Unlikely: This would not be typical at all for ovarian cancer and your imaging is normal. I wouldn't lose any more sleep about it being ovarian cancer.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Not normal: I would get this checked out by your physician asap. You need at least a cardiac evaluation.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Not really: You can probably identify the risk factors and then work your way back, but if you engage in risky behavior frequently, then it may be difficult.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
US dates: The ultrasound dates are most accurate. If the us at "6 weeks" estimated that the baby was actually 6 weeks. You likely conceived about 4 weeks before... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
??: Is liver gone because of spread of cancer or from something else? In either case, they may feel he is too high of a risk for surgery, but if the canc... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
No: If your ultrasound and blood test are negative, there is something else causing your symptoms.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
See below: If you've had a cough, it may be from constant coughing for several weeks.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
See below: It's a fancy way of saying... Normal uterus.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
See below: Could be a little bit of fluid (which can be normal) or could be sign of something called constrictive pericarditis. There are other more rare things... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Not really: If they did the measurements correctly and the embryo is normal then it's very accurate.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Sounds odd: Usually by 7 weeks you should see something but is it a 7 weeks sized sac or is that based on your lmp. If its a smaller sac, maybe your dates are off... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Takes time: It can take quite some time for the symptoms of bursitis to go away. What have you done for treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Probably not: 4 weeks 2 days pregnant essentially means that you just missed a period 2 days ago so generally on ultrasound you won't see anything. If there is trul... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
It shouldn't: There is no treatment. If it truly is a cyst. If it is an adenoma, then there is still no real treatment, but sometimes the doctor will check hormone... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Probably fine: Personally i wouldn't worry about it.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Mostly benign things: In your age without a history of cancer, hepatitis, it is very unlikely to be any kind of cancer. The most common things would be cysts, hemangiomas ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
MRI: Mri will be more accurate but is generally not necessary. Mammo should be all right.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Depends : On how severe it is and where it is. If it is improving over 3 hours, you could try and wait it out for another 3 or so and see. If it is in the rig... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
No: You can be born with one but they can develop or be related to surgery in the area. It also may have been there before buy not seen. If it is truly a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Prolactinoma: Sounds like the MRI showed a small pituitary tumor called a prolactinoma. Not everyone needs treatment for prolactinoma. Medication is usually succes... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Can last a while: Post concussive syndrome can last for months, can be very debilitating and can have many different types of unusual symptoms.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Depends: So sorry to hear that. Whether to continue with pregnancy is a very personal decision. Encephaloceles can have varying prognosis depending on severity... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
See below: Ct scans are not particularly good at assessing adnexal (ovarian) abnormalities while ultrasound is excellent. They saw an abnormality in your ovary ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Look different: Pcp usually causes what we call ground glass opacity in a certain distribution. Miliary TB causes inumerable tiny nodules throughout the lungs.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Generally : Some people try to push the envelope on this and you can certainly look at that time and rule in an abnormality but it would be harder to rule out an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Consider ER: If you are having new severe chest and back pain, you should strongly consider going to the er.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Not sure: What you mean. Can you be more specific. Swelling of what? They can cause swelling of the kidney but not swelling of legs for example.
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Not really: First of all, iron deficiency anemia comes from losing enough blood over a long period of time to drop your blood counts. This cannot happen from a b... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Hopefully: Hopefully your doc sent you to a radiologist that he/she trusts to see what he/she wants to exclude. The MRI should be very good at ruling out signif... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
No: If done correctly, shouldn't be off by more than 3 days or so.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Depends: It could be anything from a functional cyst that will resolve to a tumor. In the tumor category, there are benign and malignant tumors. If there is a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Yes: They are the same thing. In general, they are pretty easy to distinguish from cancer on an ultrasound. You can always get a followup in 4-6 weeks. A h... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Subtract 2 weeks: When "calculating" this, we assume a 28 day cycle with ovulation on day 14. So obviously, it is just an estimate. To get approximate conception date, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Unlikely: Unless they gave her some meds for sedation during the scan.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Hard to say: First off... How is your sleep? Are you getting at least 8-10 hours of good sleep... If so, i would get some hormone levels checked, especially thyro... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Removed: The gall bladder needs to be removed to get the stones out.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Yes: X-ray findings can show up later. They will take a good history and do a physical exam. Will also do blood tests.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Probably: Just by the odds. If 3 people say its normal and one says its not. Did anyone do a transvaginal scan?
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Mar 13, 2013
Well trained, great answers, great job!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Filly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Filly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have fax confirmation the MRI results were sent 4/29/13 7:23 and per my request faxed again today 4/30 at 2:10 and left msg still nothin.
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Thank you for your advice. I think that the contrast dye did cause a headache which morphed into a migraine. Now I just have to go to my headache specialist and find out
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I'm abt to repeat ultrasound nxt week doc. No, she hav'nt mnsioned about it yet. By the way what is ectopic or tubul pregnancy doctor? Thnx.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Salinas, CA - Winter
2013
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